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cruise ship specialists Shore Excursion Specialists

BigDogCharters knows how to make the most of your cruise ship stop in beautiful Ketchikan, the "Salmon Capital of the World." We know you will have memorable day of fishing and sightseeing in the scenic waters of Southeast Alaska. Have someone in your party who just wants to ride along? Sure, BigDogCharters can accommodate that too. Book your fishing trip today.

Excursions
cedars lodge FiSH PROCESSING AND SHIPPING

BigDogCharters knows you might not want to take your catch home with you right away. We have you covered. Through our partner, The Cedar Lodge, we can help you freeze or smoke your catch and then have it packaged and shipped to arrive home when you do. Processing and shipping fees are extra.
Call or Text 425-478-3681 today to learn more.

Shipping

Rates

With only 4-6 passengers assigned to the Pathfinder, BigDogCharters provides you with individualized attention. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, you will enjoy a great day of salmon fishing in Ketchikan. Prices vary depending upon the length of your trip. BigDogCharters offers both 4 or 6 hour excursions. Call or Text 425-478-3681 or view rates.

Rates
Fishing Licenses

BigDogCharters is an Alaska License vendor and you can purchase your Alaska fishing licenses onboard the Pathfinder. The cost for a non-resident one-day fishing license is $20.00 and King Salmon tags (required when fishing for King salmon) is an additional $10. Children under 16 do not require a fishing license. Or purchase your license in advance at the Alaska Department of Fish & Game website.

Licenses
salmon fillets Salmon Cooking Tips

So, you have caught your salmon and you are ready to cook it. Captain Alan is a "fish snob" and has experience cooking salmon, so here are some tips from his kitchen to yours. Thawing frozen salmon takes some time, the best way is to thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.
Don't speed it up by defrosting it in the microwave or running it under hot water.

COOKING TIPS

Useful Links

Visit Captain Alan's Useful Links page to find out more about Ketchikan. Ketchikan is located on Revillagigedo Island which is the 12th largest island in the United States. The city is "three miles long and three blocks wide," and everything is close to the waterfront. The summer is the nicest time of the year in Ketchikan with the average daily tempaerature in the mid-60s (F).

Useful Links